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Confessions of a Noranian

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Why Nora Aunor? I might simply say, “Because she’s a superb actress, and a good singer.”  Few will disagree with that, even the Vilmanians, and among those who disagree, it would probably be because of some class bias, as in, “Yeah yeah she’s good, but she’s so… bakya.” But precisely.  Nora helped to transform the […]

Posted: October 1st, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

‘Tuko’ and other folk remedies

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Do a Google search on “tuko” (gecko lizard) and you’ll find numerous ads from sulit.com.ph and similar online buy-and-sell exchanges.  The cheapest I saw was an offer for a kilo of tuko for P15,000, supposedly with 23 pieces.  The most expensive was an ad for 3 tuko at P100,000 each.  One ad even had a […]

Posted: September 10th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Inday and her cellphone

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There was a time when ownership of a cellphone by any member of the family disqualified a student from getting a University of the Philippines scholarship or subsidy.  Cellphones were just too expensive. Then a market emerged for used and GSM (galing sa magnanakaw) phones, making mobile phones more accessible. Of course their quality was […]

Posted: September 3rd, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Legislating filial piety?

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Filipinos and other Asians like to scoff at the western countries’ nursing homes for the aged, describing them as examples of “western materialism,” institutions where the young “dump” their parents and elderly relatives when they become too burdensome to care for. In contrast, we like to claim, we Asians are guided by filial piety, keeping […]

Posted: August 13th, 2011 in Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

The Filipino condo culture

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With dense populations in urban areas and land prices going sky-high, there has been no way to go but up – build-up that is, with high-rise condos. And condo prices, whether for purchase or rental, are still affordable to upper and middle-classes. Should government move in with low-cost condos, alone or in partnership with the […]

Posted: August 6th, 2011 in Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

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